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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Now the Likud can be put in check by all sides within the party, healthier for the country and the party.

JPost article about Bibi worried that Moshe Feiglin will top the Likud list.

Strengthening the Benny Begin's and Moshe Feiglin's in the Likud is best to give Bibi the backing, within the party, to stand up to the pressures that will definitely come.

Kadima can build it's whole strategy based on the scare tactic of the Likud being Benny Begin and Moshe Feiglin - a strategy that I think will boomerang since most people have realized that the path of Oslo and giving away Israel's heartland and homeland is not pragmatic but suicidal.

Pragmaticism in today's reality is thinking how do we live alongside a population that doesn't want us here at all. That necessitates a whole other way of thinking, contrary to the land for "peace" that the Labor, Kadima, and even Bibi, still talk about as the only approach (each with their own customizations - Bibi's "peace for security" approach still includes giving away Israeli land).

Oslo has failed us for 15 years, causing thousands of deaths, thousands of rockets, firepower, guns and enemy terrorists minutes away from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem (that wouldn't be there had Oslo not been illegally put together by Yossi Belien and Shimon Peres and then ratified by the Knesset in bribery-sin.

I think Israelis are ready for the next approach please....

Scare us with the Likud of Benny Begin and Moshe Feiglin and let's see what the average Israeli does at the ballot box.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The "ceasefire" between Israel and the Hamas officially ends on Jan. 19th, then what? What will Hamas do with the thousands of rockets it is stockpiling in Gaza?

In the meantime, in order to protect the children of Sderot who want to live normal lives, the State of Isreal bulit rocket proof playground toys! You got to see it to believe it!

A new video from Nachman Seltzer and the Shira Chadasha Boys Choir. This is off their second CD, the song is called Yizkerem, it was composed after the attack on the student of Yeshivas Mercaz Harav.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Check out this area of Israel where winemakers, cheesemakers, organic egg developers, leather tanners (for Torah/Tefillin/Mezuzah scrolls) and environmental experts who set up wind turbines for electricity all have set up shop.

Not only are they developing the Land of Israel but they are also helping the economy of Israel grow as well:

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Following my earlier post on which US president elect will be better at leading the US and the western world against the global jihadist war of civilization taking place, I noted that neither politician will be good but one will be better.

Well to all those who are pinning their high hopes on John McCain to be the one who will defend America, the Western world and Israel against the global jihadists, then the following links are food for thought regarding McCain's going on record that he would consider sending James Baker to micromanage the Middle East conflict

James Baker is very involved with the oil industry and works very closely with Saudi Arabian interests. This gives a very good indication of where his interests lie when dealing with the Middle East, hence not via a lense of doing what is best for the US and the western world but what is best for the oil industry.

Knowing that McCain even considers sending James Baker to micro-manage the Middle East issues is very troubling indeed and does not bode well for having the necessary leader to lead the US and the western world against the global jihadists (whose ideology is being spread around the world with the backing of Saudi Arabian Princes who James Baker works with to make all the oil profits)

McCains full comments on James Baker

Dear Mr. McCain, here's my dilemma

With it all, I think it is still clear that McCain is much more suited to lead the US and the Western world against the global jihadists as opposed to Obama. However, I believe that people should still be realistic and realize that he might be better but that doesn't mean he can do the job right either to really lead the US and the Western world to defeat the global jihadists in their war against the West. Thinking about possibly sending James Baker to handle the Middle East for a US government means that a McCain administration will very probably continue to be beholden to oil and continue to allow Saudi Arabia to spread it's ideology of global jihad in mosques worldwide, including in the US, as well as continue to buy up University chairs and fellowships, having their ideology continue to permeate US college campuses.

What will be necessary, as I noted earlier, is a strong and proud Israel that will standup for itself (even against the world's wishes), which is actually defending the whole Western world since the Middle East is the frontline of this global jihad battle. If the frontline falls, the lines in the rear will fall as well.
I was recently asked on Facebook why I'm working on the Likud primaries and not working with/for the Mafdal-Haichud Haleumi party. The person who asked the question knows his stuff because he mentions that Benny Elon's 'Israel Initiative' plan is better than any plan the Likud party has ever offered.

In response to this very good question I posted the following response:

I agree. However Benny Elon's plan has never been adopted by the Ichud Haleumi-Mafdal party and with all the great parliamentary work that individual MKs from that party do for Am Yisrael, the Ichud Haleumi-Mafdal party is unfortunately not a realistic alternative to lead this country and it can't even decide how to "organize" to be a more attractive party that can represent true leadership for the nation and be an alternative to lead this country!

I would rather work to strengthen the strong and proud Jewish MKs(and non-Jewish - Ayoub Kara is one of the strongest supporters of a strong Jewish Israel more than many other Mks, including many other Likud MKs) that the Likud has a chance to offer since it is has the realistic option of leading this country. Knowing that not all of the possible future Likud MKs are up to my standards to develop and protect a strong and proud Israel, it is important that I work hard so that as many of the right MKS get into the next government.

What do you think?
The US elections are upon us and there are many people who always talk about "which candidate is better for Israel".

I personally don't understand why people still say that phrase. It has become more and more obvious, with each passing year, that the threats that face Israel are the same threats that face the US and the Western world. Israel is just the "canary in the mine". After successfully attacking and weakening Israel then the global jihadists (led by Saudia Arabian money and Iranian terror-groups and money) go on to attack and weaken the US and the whole Western world. If the world would have supported "little satan" (Israel) in quashing the enemies that wish to destroy it then they wouldn't have continued on to destroy the "big satan" (the US) and the other Western countries.

Anyone voting in the US elections should be voting for the candidate that will be the better world leader to run the US to lead the western world in the war being waged against the whole western world, including Israel. Whoever is better to defend America is also the one better to defend England, France, Spain, Canada and Israel!

A big disservice is done when people say "the candidate that is better for Israel". Any candidate that is good for defending the US against the global jihad is good for Israel as well. The same thing for the US economy - whichever candidate is better for the US economy is better for Israel as well since so much of Israel's profit and non-profit "economies" are very closely tied to the US economy. So stop saying "better for Israel", it is the candidate that is better for the US.

Regarding the candidates themselves, even though I definitely think one candidate is better for leading the Western world in the war of civilizations that we are in today(the other candidate, in my opinion, is clearly a much more European oriented policymaker who will weaken the US tremendously), however I have no doubt that even the candidate I prefer won't be that good for Israel and here are my 2 reasons why:

1. Even if the next president continues the Bush Middle East policy then that is not good news for Israel because even with Bushes great speeches that we all applauded at when he took a strong stance against terror, his actual policies, especially during his second tenure were totally a continuation of the Clinton doctrine (except for Iraq). Colin Power and Condi Rice continued the State Dept. policy in pressuring Israel, even when Bushes speeches hinted otherwise, and I don't think the next President will be any better for Israel than that. One might say that Bush wasn't that bad for Israel because he didn't push his Secretary of State like Clinton did, he just gave her a free hand. One also might say that Bush was definitely much better than any Democratic candidate would have been. I totally agree with those statements, but he wasn't good for Israel, just better than the alternative. I don't expect anything more from the candidate who I believe to be the better candidate in this election as well - He won't be good for defending US, the Western world and Israel, but he will be much better then his opponent.

Just read this very telling article written by Caroline Glick that spells this out very clearly, as Caroline Glick always does.

2. With all of my high hopes for a US President who will stand up to defend the Western World (and support Israel in it's fighting the front-line of this war), a strong policy against global jihad will never be achieved until Israel is looked upon (for good or bad) as being the role model for it's strong stance in battling the front line of this global battle (not just in having the best technology in how to take out a lone terrorist while sitting on second floor of a building, but in doing everything possible to wipe out all the terrorists and the societal support structures that allow it to take over Aran society. Unfortunately, that is the extreme opposite of today's Israeli policy which is to set up a country for the Arab enemies that want to destroy Israel, right in our back yard where Iran will set up shop to move onto the next stage to destroy Israel.

When Israel stands strong, then the western world has the ability to stand strong as well. But when Israel gives in to terrorism and to the forces who want to rule a world of Islam and dhimmis, then the world doesn't have the role model to look up to in order to help it lead the battle to win. I'm not nieve either. Initially the whole western world will condemn Israel for it's policies in wiping out the terrorists and their supporting societal infrastructure, but due to their verbal and diplomatic assualts on Israel, the Western world will then be ripe for continued attacks on its own turf, and that is when they will learn from Israel's lead in how to battle the growing force of global jihad. It has less to do with actual fighting and more to do with bringing an end to the liberal minded policies in the Western world that allow the global jihadists to get away with their injustices.

Unfortunately, in order for all this to happen Israel needs a strong leadership that does not give in to our enemies, and that type of leadership doesn't exist at the moment so I can't expect anymore from a US leader when Israel doesn't even stand up for itself.

So, here's to another US election where we have high hopes for the best leader to lead the US and the whole Western world, but where, in my opinion, we will all be disappointed, because without a strong Israel to lead by example in battling the forces of jihad that want to destroy Israel and the West, no US President will be able to do the job. Vote wisely on Nov. 4th, but keep the following thoughts in mind as well. In the end the future of the Western world and Israel is up to us in Israel to lead the way. When will Israel change direction to do that? that is the question! and the answer is up to all of us. A strong proud Jewish leadership is necessary to lead Israel to make that happen? How many strong proud Jewish leaders do you know of today in the Israeli political scene who could place Israel as the role model for the Western world?

In the meantime, here is an initiative to educate the public about the threats to Israel and the Western world as well as educate people around the world about Israel - IMPACT ISRAEL.
Even though this video is focused on the US elections, it is a very telling tale regarding the existing and developing threats to Israel and the Western world. Therefore the need for a TV program to educate and empower the masses: IMPACT ISRAEL